Welcome to the June-July issue! Highlights include:
- The 2017 Calibre Essay Prize winner: 'Salt Blood' by Michael Adams
- Kerryn Goldsworthy on Arundhati Roy's second novel
- Henry Rosenbloom is Publisher of the Month
- Varun Ghosh reviews two books on Obama's legacy
- Robin Gerster reviews a comprehensive history of Vietnam
- Phoebe Weston-Evans's 'Letter from Paris'
June-July 2017, no. 392
It is quiet and cool and dark blue. At this depth the pressure on my body is double what it is at the surface: my heartbeat has slowed, blood has started to withdraw from my extremities and move into the space my compressed lungs have created ...
Arundhati Roy’s first and only other novel was The God of Small Things (1997). It attracted an advance of half a million pounds; publishing rights were sold in twenty-one countries; and it won the 1997 Booker Prize, as it was then called. Since then it has ...
What was your pathway to publishing? I had been a writer and editor at school and university, I’d worked in the Whitlam government, I’d been a freelance journalist, and I was interested in politics, history, books, and writing, so it was a natural progression – though I didn’t realise it at the time.
Michelle Cahill and Amanda Joy have produced two engaging and proficient collections of poetry. In their different ways, each revels in worlds of perception, imagination, and poetic craft.
Amanda Joy’s first full-length collection, Snake Like Charms ...